Pharmacy, the health procession concerned with Knowledge about drugs and their effects, draws from the chemical , physical, biological and behavioral sciences. It offers diverse opportunities in India and around the world. Pharmacists may practice in community or hospital pharmacy; a nursing home or extended care facility; pharmaceutical industry; biotechnology industry and other private or public companies; government agencies, a college or many other avenues. Not only are pharmacy graduates among America’s best paid and most respected professionals, but health care trends make pharmacy a nearly recession proof career choice. Thus pharmacy is ultimately linked with Health care and so has a direct bearing on human welfare.
In view of rapid expansion of the chemical and pharmaceutical industries in and around the city of Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh, the need for starting M. Pharm course in Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University. Hyderabad (JNTU H) was felt and as a result the first batch of students were admitted in 2007 with arrangements for their instruction in Institute of Science and Technology (IST) in the university campus. Thus JNTU H became the first university in Hyderabad City to impart pharmacy education and to cater to the needs of Pharmaceutical industry.